Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Don't have the right embellishment? Make your own!

This is why I LOVE my Cricut so much.  And one day I hope to LOVE a Silhouette Cameo, too.  :)

I really wanted to document this day at Six Flags with my second cousin and his family when they visited SA a year and a half ago, but I didn't have roller-coaster-themed paper, and Six Flags is the Warner Bros brand but I didn't have any Bugs Bunny paper either (the ride is called Bugs Bunny White Water Rapids).... so I made my own stuff!  The actual roller coaster title is cut from the Summer Celebrations Cricut cartridge; the shield, which mimics the name of the coaster on the picture, is from the Create A Critter cartridge; and all the flourishes are from the Cindy Loo cartridge.  Thickers complete my title.

Also, I should mention that I cut the shield, flourishes, and background of the coaster title from WHITE, and the big 8x8 piece of paper is white too.  On the big 8x8 paper I used a CTMH background stamp so it would match my background PP (which is Little Yellow Bicycle), and I used inks to ink up the other pieces of white.  Finally, I added Stickles to the flourishes to make them appear wet as the ride we were on was also very wet!  OMGoodness it was such fun!  But Nick vowed that he will never.again. ride any roller coaster.  Bummer for him! 

Word stickers are Simple Stories. 
Next, I posted a week or so ago about Nick's baseball season coming to an end and how just one two-page layout was going to cover the whole season.  What's funny about that is I hadn't scrapped LAST YEAR'S baseball pictures.... I just found them buried in a to-do stack!  And my handy dandy Cricut came to the rescue again.  The baseball mitt, though easily available in a variety of stickers at any craft store, is also on my Sports Mania cartridge so I just got the right paper and cut!  The baseball itself is from a sticker pack I bought long ago.  The background brown behind all of my pictures is cut from the Art Philosophy (CTMH) cartridge.  Thickers, Simple Stories stickers, and some chipboard complete my layout. 

Oh and that's yet another Wal-Mart gift card that I used.  :D
Background PP is Bo Bunny. 

Thanks for stopping by and leaving love!


  1. Love, love your baseball LO!! I love to make my own embellies for a page too. I do it more often than not. (sometimes to the detriment of my ever growing stash but THAT is another post entirely!)

    And WHAT!? You don't have the CTMH roller coaster stamps????? LOL

  2. More great pages Martha. Love that you used so many different cartridges to complete your pages, makes me think I need more cartridges....or maybe not, ha ha